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December 5, 2008

Area college basketball roundup

Men

OKLA WESLEYAN 97, BACONE 83
— OWU led 48-38 at halftime and held off Bacone (1-5) despite a 20-point effort from Chad Tyler.



Ronnie Battle and Milan Brown each had 18 points for the Warriors, who were outrebounded 42-22. Sadiel Rojas had 17 points and 10 rebounds for OWU, which got a game-high 25 points from Steve Briggs.



Muskogee High grad Marcus Logan had six points for Bacone.





NORTHEASTERN STATE 71, EASTERN NEW MEXICO 58 — Aaron Arango, the preseason Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, lived up to his billing as he pumped in a game-high 26 points to propel the Riverhawks to their first win of season at Portales, N.M.



Arango made 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as NSU improved to 1-4. Other double figure scorers for NSU were Jessie Scroggins (13) and Ben Rovenstine (10).



Kelvin Franklin led ENMU (2-4) with 22 points. Dannon Wafer led all rebounders and paced the Greyhounds with 10.





Women

NORTHEASTERN STATE 78, EASTERN NEW MEXICO 61
— At Portales, N.M., Jasmine Webb scored 18 points, Lindsay Sams 15 and Jasmine Wright 11as NSU moved to 3-3 on the season.



The RiverHawks outscored ENMU 44-27 in the second half, shooting 59 percent (16-of-27) from the field and 52 percent (31-of-59) for the game.



OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN 94, BACONE 78 — Bacone (2-6) actually outshot the Palmer Center visitors, 42-41 percent, but still came out on the short end of the stick.



Courtney Dixon scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Lady Warriors. She also had 14 rebounds. No other Bacone player registered double-digits. Ashley Jones led four Wesleyan players in doubles with 21 points. Michelle Matthews had 19, Tiffani Helms 16 and Samantha Brant had 12.

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